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30+ Things to Do With Kids This Week Around the Main Line: October 29– November 4

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Linvilla Orchards Pumpkinland

Through November 5

137 W. Knowlton Rd., Media

 

Celebrate fall with larger than life figures and scarecrows, piles of pumpkins, hayrides, pick-your-own produce, corn and hay bale mazes, and much more.

Pumpkin Playground at Longwood Gardens

Through October 31

1001 Longwood Rd., Kennett Square

 

Visit the Children’s Corner for some hands-on pumpkin fun, and capture a festive fall photo with the largest pumpkin on display, weighing in at more than 700 pounds!

Garden Railway at Longwood Gardens

Through January 6, 2019

1001 Longwood Rd., Kennett Square

 

Find this yearly favorite right near the restaurant at Longwood—it includes almost 400 feet of track, and beautiful models of favorite Longwood buildings constructed from natural materials. It opens Thursday and runs through the end of the year.

Phoenixville Harvest Festival 

November 1 – 4

Downtown Phoenixville

 

This four-day festival includes a craft fair, pet parade, night market, movie night, and more!

Monday

Music Monkey Jungle at cBOP

October 29, 10:30—11 am

393 W. Lancaster Ave., Haverford

 

Kids age 4 and under will love MMJ’s weekly singalong. $12; babies under 6 months old are free.

Toddler Art: Monster Eyes

October 29, 2—2:45 pm

Paoli Library, 18 Darby Rd., Paoli

 

Read a spooky story and create your own little monster to take home! Ages 18 months to 4 years. Online registration required.

Teen Art Club

October 29, 2:30—4 pm

Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown

 

Middle school and high school aged patrons can have fun while hanging out and exploring artistic mediums.

Boo Bash and Splash

October 29, 4—6 pm

Goldfish Swim School, 309 Lancaster Ave., Malvern

 

Bring the entire family in for treat-or-treating, raffles, family swim, and more. Costumes are encouraged! This is a free event, and all are welcome to attend.

Origami Workshop (Ages 8-12)

October 29, 4:30—5:30 pm

Tredyffrin Public Library, 582 Upper Gulph Rd., Strafford

 

Learn different origami techniques and projects. Online registrations required. For ages 8-12.

Tuesday

Toddler Boo Bounce

October 30, 10—11 am

BounceU, 130 W. Main St., Collegeville

 

Celebrate Halloween with your little ones, with 60 minutes of bounce time, followed by a special Halloween sweet treat and Halloween craft. For kids ages 7 years and under only. Pre-registration required.

Halloween Storytime

October 30, 10—11 am

Ludington Library, 5 S. Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr

 

Wear your special costume for storytime and get a special gift. All ages welcome.

Halloween Parade Storytimes at Middletown Public Library

October 30, 10:30 am (toddler); 1:30 pm (preschool)

21 North Pennell Road, Media

 

Come dressed in costume for storytime and a parade to the township building to receive a treat.

Kid Crew Halloween Event – Lolly and Friends

October 30, 10:30 am

Exton Square Mall, 260 Exton Square Pkwy., Exton

 

Lolly and Friends will be entertaining your little ghosts and goblins with fun Halloween-themed songs.

Officer Joe Butler and Spookily the Square Pumpkin

October 30, 10:30—11 am

Tredyffrin Public Library, 582 Upper Gulph Rd., Strafford

 

Join Tredyffrin Township Police Officer Joe Butler as he reads a Halloween themed story and shares important Halloween safety tips. Registration is not required but the library will hand out free tickets starting 30 minutes before program begins to the first 20 children.

Sign Language Story Time at Village Play Space

October 30, 11—11:30 am

4 Midland Ave., Berwyn

 

American Sign Language instructor Kelly Hosna will lead a fall-themed Sign Language Story Time! No reservation is required.

Creatures of the Night

October 30, 1 pm

Norristown Farm Park, 2500 Upper Farm Rd., Norristown

 

Hear a seasonal story and make some spooky crafts! Pre-registration is required. Ages 3 and up.

Evil Genius Lab for Teens

October 30, 2:30—4 pm

Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown

 

Kids in grades 6-12 can drop in to test out lots of different STEM and maker materials.

Dia de Muertos at Wayne Art Center (Ages 7-13)

October 30, 4—6 pm

413 Maplewood Ave., Wayne

 

Celebrate family and life by creating a unique and beautiful sugar skull print in an art workshop celebrating this Mexican holiday. Pre-register online.

Halloween Party at Marple Public Library

October 30, 4:30—5:30 pm

2599 Sproul Rd, Broomall

 

Kids ages 4 and up are invited for a ‘not so scary’ Halloween party including making and decorating trick-or-treat bags, watching a movie, and enjoying some ghoulish Halloween treats. Registration required.

Narberth Halloween Parade

October 30, 6 pm
Downtown Narberth

 

Kiddos will march through the streets of Narberth dressed in costume and finish in Narberth Park, where there will be refreshments and goody bags for all.

Berwyn Halloween Parade and Costume Contest

October 30, 6:45–8 pm

Berwyn Fire Company, 23 Bridge Ave., Berwyn

 

Arrive by 6:45 pm in the parking lot to the right of the Easttown Library (First Ave. and Bridge Ave.). The parade will begin promptly at 7 pm and will end at the Berwyn Fire Company, where prizes will be awarded and treats will be given!

WECC Annual Halloween BASH Car Cruise and Costume Contest

October 30, 6 – 9 pm

110 Upland Square Drive, Pottstown

 

The Wicked Effects Car Club goes all out for this unique Halloween celebration. Have the kids come dressed and ready to trick-or-treat among custom built cars.

Pajama Storytime

October 30, 7—7:30 pm

Haverford Township Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown

 

Come in your favorite PJs and enjoy good night tales with Ms. Danielle before heading to bed. This program is for children of all ages and their caregivers.

Wednesday

Bilingual Storytime and Music Circle

October 31, 10—10:30 am

Lulu’s Casita, 6 Cricket Ave., Ardmore

 

Come for a mini fiesta and bilingual storytime, then stay and play at Lulu’s.

Tyler Arboretum Toddlers in Nature

October 31, 10—11 am and 1—2 pm

515 Painter Rd., Media

 

Wear your Halloween costume and go “trick-or-treat” out in nature! For toddlers age 18 months-3 years and a caregiver. Pre-register online.

$5 Drop-In Art Classes (Ages 4+)

October 31, 1 pm and 2 pm

260 Exton Square Pkwy., Exton

 

Chester County Art Association hosts $5 drop-ins at its gallery in Exton Square Mall.

$5 Drop-In Mommy and Me Art Class: Halloween

October 31, 11 am

260 Exton Square Pkwy., Exton

 

Chester County Art Association hosts $5 drop-ins at its gallery in Exton Square Mall. This class for kids age 5 and under with a caregiver will do Halloween-themed art: owls and witches.

Trunk-or-Treating and Movie at Pennsylvania Institute of Technology

October 31, 2–5 pm

800 Manchester Ave., Media

 

Come for trunk-or-treating, then stay for a screening of Monsters University.

Gladwyne Fire Company Halloween Haunted House

October 31, 6—9 pm

1044 Black Rock Rd., Gladwyne

 

Join your neighbors at the Gladwyne Fire Company Haunted House and “Truck or Treat!” The Haunted House is not recommended for kids under 4.

Thursday

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles Play at Common Space

November 1, 10—11 am

25 Rittenhouse Pl., Ardmore

 

Join to play! All ages and abilities welcome.

Children’s Read-Aloud Tour at Brandywine River Museum

November 1, 10:30 am

1 Hoffman’s Mill Rd., Chadds Ford

 

Young children and their grownups hear a story, interact with art in the museum and make their own creative works.

Music Monkey Jungle at cBOP

November 1, 10:30—11 am

393 W. Lancaster Ave., Haverford

 

Kids age 4 and under will love MMJ’s weekly singalong. $12; babies under 6 months old are free.

Mommy and Me: Paint me a Story

November 1, 12:30 pm

Color Me Mine, 109 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne

 

Come in for storytime and a themed art project to go along with the story. Pre-register online.

Tyler Arboretum’s Tiny Trackers

November 1, 1—2:30 pm

515 Painter Rd., Media

 

Designed for kids age 4-6 with a caregiver, Tiny Trackers includes a lesson and nature exploration with a different theme each time. This time, come ready to be deer detectives searching for signs, scat and tracks. Pre-register online.

S.M.Art Kids Club

November 1, 4 pm

Radnor Memorial Library, 114 West Wayne Avenue, Wayne

 

This weekly after-school club for kids in grades 1-5 will explore a different STEM topic each month through books, experiments, crafts, and hands-on fun. Read a book, make an inspiring mess, and learn something new! No registration required.

Night Market at Phoenixville Harvest Festival

November 1, 6—9 pm

Riverworks Apartments, 45 N. Main St., Phoenixville

 

The Harvest Festival kicks off with food trucks, vendors, and live music.

Friday

Roots with Ruark at Lulu’s Casita

November 2, 10—10:30 am

6 Cricket Ave., Ardmore

 

Come for a weekly music circle for little ones, then stay and play!

Tunes for Tots

November 2, 10–10:45 am

Trail’s End Cafe at Cynwyd Train Station, Bala Cynwyd

 

Jam and sing-a-long with Hazzan Harold and his puppet friends, too! Come ready to sing, bop, hear a story, and grab some coffee while you’re at it.

BYOB and Pizza Night at Lulu’s Casita

November 2, 4—7:30pm

6 Cricket Ave., Ardmore

 

Lulu’s is open until 7:30 pm for more fun, BYOB, and pizza starting at 4 pm. Parents can relax with some adult beverages while kids tire themselves out before bedtime.

Movie in the Park: ‘The Lion King’

November 2, 5:30 pm (movie at 6:30 pm)

Reeves Park, Phoenixville

 

The night starts with family fun and food trucks at 5:30 pm; then at 6:30 pm, The Lion King begins.

BounceU Parents Night Out

November 2, 6—9 pm

130 W. Main St., Collegeville

 

Drop your kids off at BounceU and go for a date night! Parents Night Out is for ages 3-11, and includes pizza, drink, craft, games, and bounce. Pre-registration is required.

CATS: The Broadway Musical 

November 2, 7—9 pm

SALT Performing Arts, 1645 Art School Road, Chester Springs

 

While this musical has been around a long time, that isn’t stopping the cast at SALT from putting their own unique spin on it. Join all the cats as they celebrate the Jellicle Ball.

Weekend Events

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Photograph by Sarah Bond.

 

Philadelphia Assistant Editor | Email tips to laura@familyfocus.org

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